18/12/2022 03:12 PM | Click to read full article
One swallow may not make a summer, but any babble over Belagavi signals that it is winter. The Belagavi dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra was once thought to be a perennial one, but of late it has been flaring up in winter. Foxed? Hold on. The dispute is as old as the 1956 linguistic reorganisation of states when the town and the district, then part of the Bombay state, were known as Belgaum.